May 20, 2013
Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Oct 20, 2006
This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Jon Stewart grilling John Ashcroft on torture; an unbelievable before-and-after as a billboard model is transformed; and a satirical campaign ad so preposterous that the GOP won’t even run it.
Former Attorney General and amateur singer/songwriter John Ashcroft appeared Wednesday on “The Daily Show” to defend the president’s various abuses of power, including torture, which he characterized as stern questioning.
No. 2: ‘Real Beauty’ Ad Reveals Model Makeover
The Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty” outfit has posted a video showing the unbelievable makeup, styling and Photoshop efforts that go into making a model into a billboard beauty. It’s an effective indictment of how we view “beauty.”
No. 3: Bush Dodges O’Reilly on Torture
The president refuses to answer Bill O’Reilly straight when the talk comes to torture.
The biggest guffaw: Bush speaks about engaging in a grand “intellectual debate” on terrorism.
No. 4: The Campaign Ad the GOP Won’t Run
“Airplane” director David Zucker has produced a satirical ad criticizing the Clinton administration’s dealings with North Korea that is so inflammatory that GOP strategists have refused to use it in campaigns.
No. 5: Robert Scheer on Iraq After America
Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after U.S. withdrawal and Stan Goff’s Truthdig piece “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”
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